Book launches: Meeting with Mussolini / If only I were a bird…


Meeting with Mussolini : Tagore’s Tours in Italy 1925 & 1926 (Pub. Oxford)
By Dr Kalyan Kundu
A book launch featuring the writer and a special performance by Nupur School or Rabindrasangeet.

6.30pm, Thursday 1 October
Greenwood Theatre
Guy’s Campus
King’s College London
55 Weston Street
London SE1 3RA
(Nearest tube station: London Bridge)

Meeting with Mussolini : Tagore’s Tours in Italy 1925 & 1926 Of the many countries Rabindranath Tagore visited in his lifetime, his trips to Italy in 1925 and 1926, at the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s invitations, have been of immense interest more than any others, to Tagore scholars throughout the world.

Author Kalyan Kundu’s evaluative study unfolds the story of this unique encounter between the humanist and tyrant.

This well-researched work is based on a vast collection of  conversations, letters, memoirs, articles and news reports based on this strange meeting.

The evening will be concluded with a performance from students of the Nupur School of Rabindrasangeet.

This is a free event, so please do join us.

Book launch: If only I were a bird…
Dr Aurogeeta Das and Ansuman Biswas

6.30pm, Wednesday November 4 November
The Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street
(Nearest tube station: Green Park)

If Only I Were a Bird…If Only I Were a Bird…. is a limited edition artist book, developed during the ‘Between the Lines’ Residency at The Tagore Centre. Offering fresh translations and interpretations by Dr Aurogeeta Das and Ansuman Biswas, it presents a poetic and painterly conversation across time, between Aurogeeta Das and Rabindranath Tagore. The book is richly illustrated with beautiful prints by Aurogeeta Das and Tagore.

During the launch, Ansuman Biswas will talk about the Between the Lines project, for which The Tagore Centre secured funding in 2014.

This is a free event, so please do join us.



  1. Hi ! Would it be possible to buy a copy of the “If only I were a bird” by Aurogeeta Das? Do let me know please.

    Thank you – warmly, Bakula

    • Yes, are you happy for us to pass on your email to our contact who publishes the book, it’s not something we hold ourselves.

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